Helldivers 2 SOS Beacon Not Working Fix

Used the SOS Beacon but got no reinforcements in Helldivers 2? Here is what you can do about it.

A good chunk of how well you do in your missions is decided by how your team plays which comes down to the game’s multiplayer. Now, while you can always play Solo, you should be prepared to face the enemies at a higher difficulty. Alternatively, you can join a public match. In an ideal situation, you would hit Quick Play and just wait for others to join. Now, there are chances you went ahead and started the mission without waiting for others to join. That is where the SOS Beacon of Helldivers 2 comes in. It lets you call help in the middle of a mission, however, a new issue that many players are facing is it doesn’t seem to work. So here is a way to fix it:

How to Fix SOS Beacon Not Working in Helldivers 2

How To Fix SOS Beacon Not Working In Helldivers 2 And How To Use It
Screenshot: Gamer Tweak. SOS Beacon Not Working in Helldivers 2.
  • Disable Crossplay: This happens to be the most effective solution for now. Thanks to user u/Jo_Han_Solo on Reddit for sharing it, you can check their comment here. Some people claim that it worked for them.
    • Open the menu and go to Options.
    • In the Gameplay section, the second option you find is Crossplay.
    • If it is On change it to Off.
    • Now, restart the game and the Beacon should start working.

How to Use SOS Beacon in Helldivers 2

You need to Equip it before the mission starts.

  1. Before you Ready Up for a mission check your Loadout.
  2. Next, make sure you have SOS Beacon equipped as your Mission Stratagem.
  3. Finally, during the mission you can use it once.

The call-in time for the SOS Beacon is 2 seconds but you must use it wisely because as mentioned before it is a 1-use Stratagem per mission.

That is all on how you can fix the SOS Beacon not working error in Helldivers 2 and how to use it. While you are here don’t forget to check our other guides on how to beat Scout Striders, get the 225-SG Breaker, deal with Chargers, and get boosters.